Anna Cook

Image: YUSU

Image: YUSU

Third Year

What made you decide to run for Welfare and Community Officer?
I’ve absolutely loved my time in York, and think I would do a good job at working with YUSU and students to ensure others have the same great experience at university.

Sum up your main policies.
– Improve campus convenience through hot water taps, cooking lessons and ingredient packs
– Continue College Community with STYC survival packs, college welfare & liberation links, college welfare training
– Work on safety and security: safe taxi systems, Nightsafe and ‘Bob the Burglar’

Describe yourself in three words.
Fun, caring, organised.

What makes you different to the other candidates?
I’m a woman! And I don’t come from a college welfare background.

What experience do you have that will be good for the role?
I’m currently the Well-Being and Development Officer on the York Sport Committee and in this capacity I have run campaigns (e.g. York Sport Union vs. Homophobia), organised the Key Contact scheme this year, and organised first aid training for sports teams. I have also been on my college’s JCRC and am the President on the Women’s Cricket Club. Therefore I have a lot of experience of working with YUSU and committees to support students.

What will you do differently to Jemima Busby, the current Welfare and Community Officer?
Jemima has done a lot of good work with the safety schemes in York, including Nightsafe. Whilst I would also like to continue this, my focus will be a little different. My policies are more focused on making things easier and more convenient for students, especially on campus.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
I once fractured my ankle during a game of Pictionary. I know what you’re thinking… I don’t know how I managed it either.

What do you think of the other candidates?
I’ve only just met both of them but they seem really nice!

What do you think the biggest challenge you’ll face during elections will be?
Finding time to fit in watching some cat videos on YouTube.

What’s your campaign strategy?
I’m hoping to chat to as many people I can to see what you would like from your Welfare and Community Officer.

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